Potential spoilers for She-Hulk episode 7 follow.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 7 – The Retreat – has arrived on Disney Plus. And while the spectators still awaiting Daredevil’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – it’s coming, we promise – we were introduced to some new and unusual characters in the latest entry of the Marvel TV show.
The MCU Phase 4 project has done a delightful job of introducing minor Marvel characters to a wider audience and She-Hulk Episode 7 is no exception. In it, four new individuals are shown in the MCU – Man-Bull, El Aguila, Porcupine and Saracen.
But who are these characters? What do their Marvel comics tell us about them? And can we see them emerge in the MCU again?
Below, we’ll explain who this new quartet is and if they’ll reappear in the MCU on the Disney Plus show again, in Marvel’s Phase 5 productions, or even beyond that.
She-Hulk’s Man-Bull explained: who is the minotaur-like Marvel character?
A supervillain by profession, Man-Bull is a minotaur-like Marvel character who made his comic book debut in July 1971. Interestingly, Man-Bull’s first comic book appearance was in Daredevil #78 – another tie-in next appearance. of the Man Without Fear in Her -The Hulk TV Series. He also crossed paths with the Hulk, She-Hulk and other superheroes in the comics. Also, he ran into the antihero/supervillain team known as the Thunderbolts, so maybe he’ll reappear in the MCU’s Thunderbolts movie. It’s highly unlikely, but never say never.
Real name William ‘Bill’ Taurens, Man-Bull acquired his abilities – and his signature horns – after he was used as a guinea pig for an experimental serum derived from bulls. Subsequently, Man-Bull was imbued with traditional superpowers such as superhuman strength, stamina, durability, and speed. Oh, and he has the ability to sympathize with cows. Who knows.
In She-Hulk, he’s less animalistic — in his appearance anyway — and comes across more as a sympathetic villain/anti-hero who’s trying to change his life. He is played by Nathan Hurd (Legion, Elementary) in the MCU TV show.
She-Hulk’s El Aguila explained: who is the Matador-style mutant?
The MCU is slowly starting to build its roster of mutant superheroes and villains. So far, we know there are three mutants in the MCU, with Ms Marvel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever anti-hero Namor, and Wolverine – who will co-star in Deadpool 3 – forming that trio.
El Aguila takes that number to four. In the comics, El Aguila is a human mutant who possesses the ability to generate electricity, as well as being an expert in close quarters combat and a skilled fencer.
Debuting in August 1979, El Aguila was introduced as a morally gray vigilante who helped Iron Fist and Luke Cage – the latter named Power Man at the time – take down drug dealers and other criminals. However, he is also occasionally operated as an anti-hero, with El Aguila locking horns with Hawkeye during a comic book.
Given his killer appearance, which was mostly inspired by Zorro, it’s surprising to see El Aguila and Man-Bull form a close bond in She-Hulk Episode 7. Still, the couple’s unlikely friendship makes for a fun side narrative. El Aguila, whose real name is Alejandro Montoya, is played by Joseph Castillo-Midyett (The Equalizer, Fear The Walking Dead). Don’t expect him to appear outside of the She-Hulk show unless Iron Fist and Luke Cage make it to the MCU.
She-Hulk’s Saracan Explained: Who Is The MCU’s First Vampire?
Blade may be the most recognizable vampire on Marvel’s superhero/antihero roster, but that doesn’t mean other bloodsuckers don’t exist in the comics or the MCU.
While Marvel Studios’ Blade movie is apparently stuck in development hell, Saracen’s appearance in She-Hulk episode 7 means there’s at least one vampire in the MCU. Well, that’s if you believe in Saracen anyway. The other participants in Emil Blonsky’s meditation retreat don’t believe he really It is a vampire, but there is evidence in the comics that suggests he is telling the truth.
The group’s confusion probably stems from the fact that there are two Saracen characters in Marvel comics. One of them, who goes by the name of Muzzafar Lambert, is a traveling mercenary who regularly fights with The Punisher. The other Saracen, whose name is unknown, made his comic book debut in Blade: Vampire Hunter #1 in October 1999. Little is known about this Saracen vampire, aside from the fact that he is one of the longest-lived monsters in Marvel history. comics.
It looks like the She-Hulk writers used the latter for Saracen’s first appearance in the MCU. The Retreat credits list Terrence Clowe (The Harder They Fall, Dopesick) playing the Saracen, but no mention of Lambert. Unless Marvel has combined the two characters to avoid confusion, it’s likely that the Saracen vampiric is the one who appears in She-Hulk episode 7. Could he make an appearance in Blade? Here’s the hope.
She-Hulk’s Porcupine Explained: Who Is Marvel’s Masked Character?
Real name Alexander Gentry, Porcupine is a Marvel supervillain who often clashes with Ant-Man and the Wasp in the comics. He made his literary debut in Tales to Atonish #48 in October 1963, becoming one of the longest-running Marvel villains of all time. As Man-Bull, he crossed paths with the Thunderbolts, so could he appear in that superhero movie too? Again, don’t count on it.
A scientist who has designed weapons for the US military, Gentry creates a porcupine-style supersuit, which has the ability to shoot thorns, gases, flames, or chemicals at those the wearer deems a threat. Gentry, however, believes the US government won’t pay for this creation – a move that makes him keep the lawsuit to himself and use it to start robbing banks and other establishments.
Two other Marvel characters also took on Porcupine’s identity. The first was Billy Bates, another mutated character who first appeared in District X #13 in August 2005. Unlike Gentry, Bates is the owner of the X gene, the strand of DNA that grants its host superpowers when they strike. the majority. Unfortunately for Bates, he has acquired the abilities of a real porcupine. He is capable of growing and shooting porcupine spines at his enemies, as well as twisting his left arm into a long, misshapen limb with serrated claws on his fingertips.
The last person to take up the mantle was Roger Docking, who made his comic book debut in May 2006 in Daughters of the Dragon #3. He also wore the suit, though his creation had different abilities than Gentry’s, such as jet boots for flight purposes and night vision goggles.
Based on his more realistic appearance in the MCU, it’s not the Bates version of Porcupine that appears in She-Hulk Episode 7. Instead, it’s Gentry or Docking. However, The Retreat’s credits don’t specify who this individual is – we only know that Porcupine is played by Jordan Aaron Ford.
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